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news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does have a history of coercesing statements from detainees.
. >>> new developments tonight, merrill newman is finally back home after arriving at sportstime ohio, sfo san francisco international airport. tired, but upbeat, newman is back after being released by the north korean government. the 85-year-old war veteran turned prisoner stepped off a jet in san francisco to end a 43-day long ordeal. ktvu's debora villalon is live in santa cruz with what newman had to say about his experience. >> reporter: it's all quiet after what you would expect after an exhausting day, merrill newman finely getting a night's sleep in his own bed. this picture shared by their son showed lee and merrill newman relaxing over a meal. they were reunited in morning at sfo where newman arrived nonstop from beijing. friends and onlookers aflawed as he strolled through the airport, his comments brief. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old veteran thanked the swedish embassy for helping with his release. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family. >> reporter: the refire retired executive was held without
is on assignment. >>> 85-year-old merrill newman has be detained in north korea now for more than a month. kpix 5's mark kelly is in our newsroom. we're learning that newman apparently in good health. mark. >> reporter: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated november 9 and sealing it with his thumbprint in red ink. what was to him next isn't clear. after being held since late oc
. this is video of 85-year-old merrill newman arriving back home in san francisco just a short time ago. he was released yesterday after being detained in north korea for more than a month. shortly before boarding a flight to the u.s., newman spoke with reporters about what he was most looking forward to upon returning home that he wanted to see his wife. now, live with more details. >> his wife, lee, was there, together with his son jeff, they were there to greet him at san francisco airport. he made a brief statement to the press, did merrill newman. he described it as a great homecoming. he thanked the u.s. embassy in beijing and the swedes in pyongyang, who acted on behalf of the americans in dealing for the release of him with the north koreans. he looked strained and he said he was very tired but he appeared to be in good health. he was very quickly swept away by his family, probably returning to their palo alto home here in california. it's a 46-day ordeal for him. and it obviously -- a great relief that it's come to an end. just one week ago, we saw him appear on video apologizing t
>> he's spent a month in north korea as an accused war criminal. now bay area veteran merril newman is reportedly on his way home. >> and the icy weather tightens its grip on the bay area, it's freezing. and i'm very cold and now rain is coming down. kron four meteorologist is >> in san jose, freezing temperatures claim the lives of four homeless people. to lose that many in one night. it's horrible. new measures in place to protect those who have no >> bad weather also a factor in idaho, where the search for a south bay man and his family has been suspended. i'm dale, and this is my family. dale smith of san jose was at the controls of his private plane when it disappeared on sunday. tonight a look at his video tribute to his love of flying. clear! malignedand a suspected cat killer under arrest. police say this man grabbed two cats out the arms of a san francisco woman and tossed then into the bay. now he is facing animal cruelty charges, >> developing news tonight. the palo alto man who's been held in north korea for more than a month. is coming home. north korea has finally rele
detained. >> does kim jong un win in some respects? >> if merrill newman comes back and really hits this hard about how he was mistreated, that's going to be a big loss for north korea. if merrill newman dies in custody, that's an even bigger loss for the regime. we don't know how this scores out until he is over. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> tonight's money and power. online retailer amazon.com has introduced plans for a stunning new revelation, delivery by drone. >> with one tantalizing video, amazon is revitalizing the notion of a big idea. they are calling it prime air. miniature drones delivering packages directly to your front door only minutes after placing an order. if it wasn't december, most people would think it's an april fools joke. >> let me show you something. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: it was introduced last night on 60 minutes. >> half hour delivery. these generations of vehicles that could be a 10 mile radius from a fulfillment center. so in urban areas it covers significant parts of the population. >> reporter: it has quickly stirred a national conversation. m
's no word at this point if he plans to discuss with anyone the arrest of merrill newman. there's a statement that asks for the release of merrill newman as well as kenneth bay, another american held in the communist country. we are following the story at nbc bay area.com. type in detained in north korea in the search bar and you'll get the very latest information. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. detectives tell us the victim was trying to sell a game console when he was shot and killed. the robbery and shooting happened about 3:30 this afternoon near the mission district. investigators say the victim a man in his 20s arranged online to meet up with a buyer. when the buyer showed up, he reportedly stole the console and then fired several shots, killing the man. police have not released a description of the suspect. they're also looking to see if there's video sur vale lance from any of the nearby businesses that could help them track down the gunman. police say this is also a very real warning about the dangers to sell
. the u.s. government has pleaded for pyongyang to set free merrill newman pictured on the right and kenneth bay. new man was snatched from a plane just minutes before he was to leave in october. for bae, he was arrested a year ago in november. the sister spoke to cnn's new day earlier delling us her family is now worried about his health. >> he's been in the hospital since august 5th. he's had some medical conditions pre-existent prior to north korea. he had diabetes. he had enlarged heart. hypertension and my understanding is while he was in labor camp, some of his injuries from before he had some back injuries and a radiating leg pain that had recurred during his hard labor because he was working in the field eight hours a day for six days. and i think his body -- and i think he has has some malnutrition, as well. had he lost 50 pounds during his 80 days of hard labor. >> his sister believes her brother's religious beliefs got him in trouble. kenneth was found guilty of crimes against north korea and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. and this as merrill newman has release aid
-old merrill newman is seen on a video confessioner war crimes. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope waver that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited him on friday. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death between the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed or later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight of hiv. the white house hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people with hiv. he also asked for prayers for doctors and researchers working to wipe out that disease. >>> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. from the pacific northwest to the great lakes, plan of heavy wind and rain along with lots of snow. rain if the carolinas. otherwise, a dry day. >> temper
. >>> after returning from detainment, merrill newman said he was treated well. he was with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. he was in a hotel room and not in a jail. when questions about actions, he said that's not my english. he read a statement in sorrow for killing north koreans. >>> an adventure that saved their lives. >>> after the crash of asiana flight 214 and firefighters in charge. ilt fresh from the breap for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. customer appreciation month at subway. we're saying thanks with two of your favorite six inch subs. the six-inch cold cut combo, or the six-inch meatball marinara, built fresh from the bread up for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. >>> early today oakland police came out in force looking for a homicide suspect at west 36th street. officers had their guns drawn. they didn't find any suspects and the area opened at 6:30 this morning. >>> 52-year-old lin was stabbed during a robbery. the attacker escaped on foot. this is the 85th homicide this year, but that is down from 120. >>> the crash of as
. >>> and 85-year-old vet says he was comfortable. merrill newman was held for more than a month when asked about a video released showing him an awkwardly worded apology for killing north koreans during the war he told "the sentinel post" that is not my english. >>> a storm is wreaking havoc and paralyzed roads causing a deadly pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday. more than 1,000 flights are cancelled nationwide today. >>> a week long good-bye to former south african president nelson mandela begins today. president obama and others will be among the tens of thousands for the memorial service on tuesday. mandela died thursday at the age of 95. >>> and protesters in ukraine toppled a statue of soviet state founder vladimir lenin and attacked it with a hammer rejecting the historic influence over ukraine. thousands were demonstrating against the government abandoning a pact with the european union and moving closer to russia. one online video helped to ensure that cat lovers got eight hours of uninterrupted fun. christmas cat tv was live for 48 hours and allowed viewers to interact wit
this. >>> korean war veteran merrill newman spent more than a month detained in north korea after being taken in to custody while on a tourist trip and now we're learning he was kept in a hotel room the entire time, not a jail cell. he told the sentinel he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about his televised apology, he said that's not my english. he said his wife now controls his passport. >>> this is the first sunday since nelson mandela's death. south africans prayed for him in and out of church. the celebrations of mandela's life have not let up since his death on thursday. today mandela's ex-wife is headed to one service. at another, his successor eulogized the country's first black president. >> what he was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memoria
, merrill newman was detained in north korea for reasons unknown. and now in a bizarre taped con infection, he apologized for his actions including killing troops andismians during the korean war. but there's still no word whether he will be set free. some like bill richardson thinks the se sheem is using him as a bargaining chip. >> they want something. i believe they want a high level delegati delegation. in the past they got jimmy carter and president clinton. i used to be the second string and i got a couple out. but in this case, there has to be some kind of an end game. the fact that they have two. the fact that one of them is a war veteran. >> cnn's pentagon correspondent live at the pentagon, barbara starr. my dad was a war veteran. that must have been very painful for him to do? >> swee decision diplomats have been able to visit him and bring in medication for his heart that we are told he needs. but still, of course, carol, his family wants him home. north koreanian state media released video of '85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten policy. >> in u.s. and western coun
. this is merrill newman - making a so-called apology over the weekend. >> catherine: the korean war vet said he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say the apology was clearly scripted. and some experts say pressure from the white >> catherine: inside edition has releasedit shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea - before he was detained. the swedish ambassador has now been allowed to meet with him and deliver his heart medication. he says newman appeared to be in good health. >> catherine: it's world aids day - and it's also the 25th anniversary of the 'first' worlds aids day. that's why there's a huge red ribbon on the white >> catherine: president obama is marking the occasion by announcing a new project to advance hiv research -- aimed at a cure. >> catherine: the president says the world has come a long way since 1988. this is an aids treatment center in china. a new study suggests that if fighting aids >> catherine: continues -- the world will reach "the beginning of the end of aids" as soon as 20-15. several 49ers swapped their helmets for santa hats t
korean videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retired finance executive from california, appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north korean. >> that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about dprk. >> reporter: newman had been an infantry officer in the korean war, a soldier, like the troops them moralized here. his friends and family said a lifelong dream had been to return to the land where he fought as a young man, this time, on a sightseeing tour. soldiers who fought alongside newman told the news agency reuters that half a century ago he helped coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war -- a conflict the north koreans still see as ongoing, since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home, when a government official took him off a plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish e
to be in good health. the swedish ambassador visited 85-year-old merrill newman over the weekend and gave him his heart medication. newman told the ambassador he is being treated well. video was released friday of newman reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new vid
he's being held by the communist government. >> pam: this is video of merrill newman making a so- called apology over the weekend. the korean war vet said he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say this apology was clearly scripted. >> pam: though it seems north korea is reveling in neman's detention, some analysts expect newman could be released soon. >>"so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are." >> pam: inside edition has released another photo of newman. >> pam: it shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea before being detained. >> pam: a swedish ambassador has met with newman and said he was received medications sent by his family. >>".girly stuff" >> pam: coming up-- >> pam: 49ers players trade in their helmets for santa hats today. doing some christmas shopping today with bay area kids in need. >> pam: plus: viewers in north dakota got quite the surprise saturday night when will ferrell -- a-k-a ron burgundy -- co-anchored an entire
, that will be the hardest area hit with ice. >> folks are going to have to be real careful. >>> all right, merrill newman, the 85-year-old american captured and locked up by north korean authorities earlier this fall is now back on u.s. soil accused of alleged crimes during his time fighting in the korean. the u.s. war vet was mysteriously released overnight. why? well, north korean state media says it's because of this video where newman appeared to apologize for his alleged crimes. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon from palo alto. so has mr. newman made it home yet? >> he hasn't. he has not come home. apparently they have some alternative arrangements in place. he landed a couple hours ago at the san francisco international airport. he looked terrific. he seemed to be in good spirits. this is a guy who is 85 years old who had been in custody since the end of october and this is what he said just moments after landing. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish i'm ba embassy in bong yaponyongyang a british embassy. i'm tired but i'm ready to be with my family now.
, but they will keep up their fight against more frigid temps this week. >>> merrill newman held captive more than a month in north korea said he was kept in a hotel, not a jail cell. the 85-year-old palo alto man spoke to the santa cruz sentinel today. he said he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about the apology that was broadcasted earlier this week, newman said that's not my english. he added his wife is now in charge of his passport. newman returned to the bay area yesterday. >>> this afternoon a medical team from stanford hospital returned from the philippines. the team spent two weeks providing medical help in the region which was hard hit by typhoon haiyan. in their first four days they spent more than 2500 patients. on average they saw several hundred people a day at vier us where clinics throughout the affected reg -- at various clinics throughout at affected region. witnesses and experts will be questioned in washington this week to -- >>> witnesses and experts will be questioned in be with washington this week to find out -- in washington this week to find it out what happ
struggling after natural disasters. >>> merrill newman spent his captivity in north korea not in a jail cell but in a hotel room. speaking to the santa cruz sentinel today, newman said he was kept comfortable and well fed. when questioned about his televise ad polling, newman said that's not -- televised apology, newman said that's not my english. newman said his wife is now in charge of his passport. >>> federal investigators will question witnesses and experts in washington this week to try to find it out what caused the asiana airlines crash at sfo this summer. many experiments believe human error was to blame and a report in today's chronicle shows the first bay area responders lacked training for a disaster like this. >>> after four people were killed last week in a derailment in the bronx two federal lawmakers want cameras mounted in trains pointed at the tracks and at the engineers on board. the national transportation safety board made a similar suggestion. one of the senators says the cameras will be able to detect and prevent problems. >> as we move forward from the crash, we have
-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apomg. pyongyang says newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he not for the u.s. in the korean war working with anti-down intoist gorillas planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. it shows newman signing the four-page statement, dating it, seemth it with his thumbprint in red enk. what happens to him next isn't clear after being held since late october taken off a plane just as hess tour group was leaving. the white house is now weighing
. that is very good news for 85- year-old merrill newman and his family. he was finishing up a tour of north korea when he was taken into custody more than a month ago. this video was released just last week showing newman reading an alleged apology letter for the crimes during the korean war. back in 1950s, north korea's state media says that they released merrill because he made that apology. >>> the pier where the google barge is under construction at treasure island is under investigation tonight because contractors might not have the proper permits. san francisco bay conservation and development commission confirms it has begun an internal investigation into the permitting process. the agency wants to know whether the permits issued for the google project actually allow allow the work that has been going on. after secrecy google finally admitted the barge is intended to be a floating marketing center. >>> other bay area headlines now, three teenaged boys in richmond face rape charges for the alleged assaults of two girls one 14 one 17. police say it happened a week ago at wildcat canyon
videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retire finance executive from california appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north koreans. >> that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> newman had been an infantry officer, a soldier like the troops memallized here. a life long dream was to return to the hand he fought as a young man. this time on a sightseeing tour. >> reporter: they told reuters that a half century ago he helped to coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war. a conflict the north koreans see as ongoing since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home when a government official took him off the plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish embassy officials visited newman and said he's in good health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to
detained in north korea. the latest video of 85 year-old to merrill newman shows to making this so-called apology. his friends and family say that the apology was clearly scripted. >> this is a baffling. this is a new regimen of new leaders. i suspect that he is sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are. >> another photograph has been released of a new man. it shows come and join his tended toward north korea. he is still being treated well and he has received medications that were sent by his family. >> coming up on the kron4 morning new spread tablets on the dinner table. coming up we will let you know what apple bees near you plans to do. >> will also have to cyber monday results. >> welcome back. the laptops, tablets and other mobile devices were working overtime for cyber monday. considered to be the super bowl of online shopping. analysts say overall sales were up 17 point 5 percent compared to last year. smartphones and tablets drove nearly one third of traffic on cyber monday. marking a shift in shopping preferences. some of the most popular items in
korea visited merrill newman, and he is in good health. he's accused of decades old war crimes and was seen on north korean television reading an apology. >> a highway pile-up in central massachusetts, totalling 65 cars and three tractor trailers. dozens were sent to hospital. bad weather and freezing weather was thought to have caused the accident. the highway reopened this afternoon. >> more on that massive weather system. let's go to rebecca with more on the system. certainly a bad scene there in massachusetts, probably more snow and rain on the way. >> friezing drizzle and light snow in parts of massachusetts, and parts of maine. we are seeing this in new york, update at central new york. we are going to see this diminish as we get into early monday morning, it's something we have to be worried about. otherwise the big story is focussing on the west where the winds gust up to 30-40 k/hr. wind warnings have been issued for large portions of the north-west, bill wyman, utah and colorado. wee look at the overpass in idaho. it's heading off to the east. boy, it's getting snowy.
he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another american citizen, kenneth bay. hope they get home soon. >> absolutely. >>> after two months of system
administration and north korea to release a korean war vet detained more than a month. 85-year-old merrill newman was seen in a video apologizing for crimes against the state. newman taken off a plane in october as he was getting ready to leave pyongyang with a tour group. officials are deeply concerned about him. later today they will have an interview with kenneth bay, another person in north korea right now. they will have an interview with his sister. that is coming up later on "new day." >>> that is . >> i request see some people flying from the left side, people from the back. it's just crazy. >> moment of impact, new details on a new york commuter train that derailed. four killed, dozens injured. the big question, why? mechanical failure or conductor error? >>> terror on the rise the stunning admission from two intelligence leaders telling cnn the threat of terrorism has increased. where is the greatest threat coming from now? >>> drone delivery. amazon ceo reveals drones dropping off packages door-to-door. is this a new way of shopping? >> your "new day" gainst right now. >> this is "new
. an american war eteran detained in north korea for more than a month gets merrill newman is back home in and was on his way home when officials took him off the plane. north korea released him after showing video of newman reportedly apologizing for alleged hostile acts. 72 years since the bombing of pearl harbor. 50 survivors attended a ceremony in hawaii saturday to remember the 2,400 people who died. a moment of silence marked the minute the bombing began. the surprise attack by the japanese stunned the united states. the following day, the president franklin deroosevelt made his cl to arms. now back to "geraldo at large." >>> were you surprised winston was not indicted for rape? >> i kept hearing little things coming out of florida, oh, my god, how could this happen? this dpie is going to win the heisman award. he is the leader of this team and this team is going to be ranked number one to go into the big super bowl, collegiate super bowl. i had a feeling it just wasn't going to happen. didn't surprise me that it didn't. >> so, you feared that because of his position and his impor
korea is back home. merrill newman arrived yesterday. he was detained 6 weeks at the end of a visit to north korea. in the early 1950s he advised south korean gorillas. during recent attention he was forced to read apology on camera. yesterday he apeyered relieved to be back home in the u.s. >> a good homecoming. i am tired but i am ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got. it is very much appreciated. >> newman thanks swedish embassy in north korea and u.s. embassy in china for helping secure his release. >>> happening in southern california, thousands are expected to pay final respects to actor paul walker. police are preparing for the public memorial. they estimate a crowd of up to 5000 people at the crash site. in an effort to ease traffic congestion police will issue a traffic alert on the street where the fast and furious star was killed. >>> it's time for a closer look from strikes to service disruption, bart has been having trouble all year. >> wednesday, 700 passengers spent an hour on a train stuck in a tunnel. brake dust and smoke filled some o
case of merrill newman. the 85-year-old man returned home to the bay area yesterday and reunited with his family. his wife told nbc bay area that her husband is resting today and they would like a little bit of privacy today as well. newman was accused of crimes dating back to the korean war. after being forced to publicly apologize, the government deported imh on what it calls humanitarian grounds. one expert says that apology may show just how powerful the current government is to its own people. >> they can use that information to demonstrate to their own population that the regime is in control and it can extract confessions from americans. >> while newman is a free man tonight, north korea continues to hold another american citizen kenneth bay. henrikson says the christian missionary's fate may have made him a target. bay has been sentenced to 15 years for hostile act against the communist state. >> and new at 11:00, sonoma county deputies are investigating human remains found autoshilo regional park. a father called the sheriff's department saying he and his two children ca
is back home, and said he spent most of his time in a hotel room. merrill newman was taken into custody a month ago. he tells the santa cruz sentinel, he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about his televised apology, newman said that's not my english. he added his wife controls his passport. >>> happening today, the senate will debate whether to extend a law regulating plastic firearms before it expires tomorrow. the law mandates every plastic gun have a piece of metal attached to it so metal detectors and x-rays can spot a weapon. gun control advocates want an extension for another decade. they say the law has added importance because of the availability of these 3d printers. >>> cars, flowers and a whole lot of fans. and the market just opened t take a quic why this tribute to actor paul walker drew thousands of o people. >>> and the market opened 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the early numbers. not too bad. we'll get an update from our financial reporter, jason brooks the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you
from the family of an american war veteran detained in north korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was visiting the country and was on an airplane ready to take off when he was taken into custody. that was more than a month ago. yesterday the state department issued a statement calling for his release. it came after the north korean government put up this video showing the war vet, according to them, apologizing for his hostile acts. the family says they know he's in good health and table to take his medication. our focus now is on getting him home quickly to join his loved ones who miss him deeply. we are asking that the authorities there take into account his health and his age as an act of humanitarian compassion and allow him depart. the state department also asking for the release of another american citizen at custody in north korea right now, kenneth bay. has been held for more than a year. >>> the temporary deal essentially puts the pause button on iran's nuclear weapons development. he's now responding and reacting to a deal among the six superpowers in iran last week. he
-old merrill newman was pulled off a plane in october while touring the country. the swedish ambassador visited him at a hotel and newman said he is being treated well. the north has been holding him for more than a month accusing him of hostile acts during the korean war. >>> time now 6:41. delivery drones, amazon is testing out a futuristic plan to fly your packages right to your door. >> and following the carol, the 12 days of christmas, how one set of gifts will set you back. >> a mixed bag on wall street so far. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,, [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] the new service, called "pre air," could have orders on customers' doorsteps within0 >>> amazon wants to use drones to speed up delivery time. the new service called prime air could have orders on customer doorsteps within 30 minutes but it at least four years before the drones are ready. they would only handle packages weighing up to
the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to countries who fly over that airspace. >>> violence is escalating in southern asia tonight. as anti-government protesters clash with police in thailand. at least four people have been killed there after three straight days of fighting in bangkok. nearly 30,000 people are protesting, determined to topple prime minister sin
a month gets to sleep in his own bed tonight. merrill newman is back home in palo alto, detained by the north korean government during an october twip there. they released him after state media put out this video of newman reportedly reading an apology for hostile acts. >>> weather-related deaths reported in the midwest and in the plains. in texas, a driver died when he lost control of his pickup truck and plunged off a bridge into a lake. flights have been grounded with the stormy weather, with more expected. now back to "geraldo at large." you're watching the most powerful name in news, fox news channel. >>> were you surprised winston was not indicted for rape? >> i kept hearing little things coming out of florida, oh, my god, how could this happen? this dpie is going to win the heisman award. he is the leader of this team and this team is going to be ranked number one to go into the big super bowl, collegiate super bowl. i had a feeling it just wasn't going to happen. didn't surprise me that it didn't. >> so, you feared that because of his position and his importance -- >> i t
and the shared legacy with his own father. >>> let's begin this hour with merrill newman, an elderly u.s. war veteran dragged off a plane and then locked up in north korea and is now free after six weeks held without any real explanation. he was suddenly released overnight by the communist country. north korea calling it a, quote, deportation. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon. he's at the airport in san francisco awaiting newman's arrival, about when he is expected to arrive, and this is some journey, isn't it? >> reporter: it really is, fredricka. and it's really important we remind our viewers of the nature of the situation. this is an 85-year-old with a heart condition who had been held in north korea since october, and no one knew what was going to happen to him until he was suddenly released by the government last night. he is expected to land in about an hour from now. behind me is where he would clear -- come out through customs and greet his friends and family, unless the state department has special provisions for him, which wouldn't be terribly surprising given the situat
captive in north korea for over a month released. right now merrill newman is on a plane bound for san francisco and expected to arrive early this afternoon. he was deported after the communist state released a video of newman apologizing for crimes he committed during the korean war. arriving at the airport in beijing from pyongyang, newman was all smiles. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i guess so. late last night newman's son jeff reacted to the news. >> this great moment for us as a family. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> vice president joe biden in south korea as part of his asian tour said he offered newman a flight home on air force 2 but said that newman declined. another american kenneth bae, still sits in a north korea jail after over a year in captivity. >>> caught in the act, new video this morning appearing to show two men
, a national security council spokes woman urged north korea to let 85-year-old merrill newman return home to the united states. newman is a korean war veteran. he was detained in october as his tour group was leaving the communist country. over the weekend korean state media released this video of newman reading a handwritten, scripted apology for so-called crimes committed during the korean war. the u.s. is also pushing for the release of a second american, kenneth bae, who's been in prison since last year. bae's sister spoke to chris cuomo about the last time she heard from her brother. >> last time we've had any news of kenneth when my mother was visiting back in october so she was there from the 11th through the 14th and she got to visit him in the hospital and we haven't had any updates since and at that time, i think his condition had improved some because he had been hospitalized for several months but, you know, he has chronic conditions that require ongoing attention by his doctors at home which is why he needs to come home now. >> help us understand that a little bit. was he inj
merrill newman. making a so-called apology. in the video, the korean war vet said, he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say. this apology was clearly scripted. north korea is reveling in newman's detention, some analysts expect newman could be released soon. >> "so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are." >> another photograph has been released of newman. it shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea. before his detention. a swedish ambassador has met with newman and said, he was being treated well and has received the medications sent by his family. >> a re-paving project in fairfield is closing some roadways later today. starting at 9 tonight, both directions of oliver road, between hartford avenue and rockville road will be closed. also, the westbound 80 oliver road, west-texas street off ramp will be off limits. the work expected to last until 5 o clock tomorrow morning. detour signs will be posted but drivers should also expect delays in the
", including the christian pastor, saeed abedini locked up in iran past year-and-a-half. we have merrill newman american veteran held in north korea. this story breaking over last several weeks. alan gross, a u.s. citizen serving 15 year sentence in a cuban prison for his work on a government project n an open letter published in the "usa today." writes this, as we approach the four year anniversary of alan's arrest imprisonment and nightmare i hope the united states and cuban governments will here my plea. i ask alan country, the country he was serving, and my president do what it takes to bid my husband home. four year anniversary of alan's imprisonment passed yesterday and alan's wife judy gross is with us on the program. nice to have you here. >> thank you. good to be here. jenna: you've been married 43 years. we had not the pleasure of meeting alan. i was curious if you could tell us a little bit what he is like? >> alan's personality is very gregarious. he is very friendly. the kind of person who everybody likes as soon as they meet him. more importantly though alan is also a real humanit
-old merrill newman. the career of more bedroom was on attending a tour of north korea recently, when he was taken off of a plane and not allowed to leave the country. here is newman, making a so-called apology days ago. in the video, the korean war veteran said, that he was sorry for war crimes that he had committed ansar for hostile acts against his friends. >> just before 6-pm - and local temperatures are dropping drastically. more cold weather continues to roll in tonight.and the temperatures are below normal for this time of the year. right now. mount tam is in the mid 40's and in the berkeley hills. it is already 37 degrees. i'm in the weather center with chief meteorologist jacqueline bennett. we're hearing about possible rain -- and even snow??? >> we see mostly lame because we're in the 40's, it is too warm for snow but you concede that there is still snow showers. the pink is what we are calling the small minds. up to the north the scene snow. it's light rain at highway 1 01. as will but to ukiah we are seen at freezing snow. the snow levels are much more lord there because it
of detained american tourist, 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. >> and u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda. >> reporter: newman admits he's guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war and now 60 years later, planning to try to meet up with anti-communist guerillas but was he coerced in a confession? >> the two biggest signs are the imperfect english in the statement as it was read by an american. the second sign is all the language that praises the regime. i think both of these things are dead giveaways that it wasn't written by newman. >> reporter: newman's case is especially concerning due to his age and because no one is sure what north korea is up to. >> the thing that's most disturbing is that they seem to have racheted up the situation by going after somebody who has no particular cause for being detained in north korea and then holding him without explanation for over a month. >> reporter: american kenneth bay also held for over a year by north korea. his sister told cnn his convictions m
up efforts to get merril newman free, along with kenneth bay. as appeals for their immediate release, you have the vice president joe biden, planning to visit the demilitarized zone between japan and china in his trip. >> forget the madness at the balls for black friday. no, no, no, how about ordering your gift, viola, where a drone picks it up and delivers it smack dab to your front door a cool 30 minutes later. it sounds absolutely crazy, right? amazon wants this to become a reality. but hang on. there could be many, many issues with this. those details next. this is cnn. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ combinations of your favorite seafood from lobster to crab, shrimp and mussels in a savory broth. try one today, and sea food differently. now, try seven lunch choices at $7.99. sandwich
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
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